SojournKids

This Week in SojournKids: The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-19)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Ephesians 6:10-19)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Paul and the Church)
  • What are the main story beats? (Paul urges the church to put on the armor of God; Paul describes what each piece of the armor is for; Paul encourages them to pray and boldly proclaim the gospel.)
  • What’s the main point? (God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil.)

CONNECT it to the family.

As believers, we are called to fight the good fight against the evils of this world. We as a family are called to put on the full armor of God. We must use what God has given us so we can remain strong when evil arises. 

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for always giving us what we need. We pray that we can put on the full armor of God and remain strong against the evil in this world. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Armor of God)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God gives us what we need to stand strong against evil.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Do you think that the world that we live in is evil?
  • Does that scare you?
  • Does God give us what we need to stay strong when we see those evils?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God gives us everything we ever need.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad see the world that we live in and recognize it is filled with evil.
  • God give us tools to use to not be afraid.
  • We know that God gives us what we need to not be afraid of the evil in the world.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
  • God gives us what we need to stay strong.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who changes us? The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 33 - Session 4

This Week in SojournKids: The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Galatians 5:16-26)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Paul and the Church.)
  • What are the main story beats? (Paul urges the church in Galatia to walk by the Spirit; Paul describes the works of the flesh; Paul explains what the fruits of the Spirit are and that we should walk in them.)
  • What’s the main point? (The Holy Spirit changes the way we think and act to be more like Jesus.)

CONNECT it to the family.

The Holy Spirit changes us. We were all born sinners. Your mom and dad were sinner and following the works of the flesh, but God showed us grace and changed our lives. We now desire to show you and everyone we come in contact with the fruits of the Spirit. We stumble at times, but God’s grace is never ending.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word and we thank you for the work of Paul. We thank you for giving us the Holy Spirit to change and renew us day after day. Help us to walk in the Spirit and avoid the desires of the flesh. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (The Fruit of the Spirit)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • The Holy Spirit changes the way we think and act to be more like Jesus.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Do you feel like you desire the works of the flesh (the sins Paul was talking about)?
  • What can you do to walk in the Spirit?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has given us the Holy Spirit.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been given grace through Christ.
  • We have been given the Holy Spirit to help change the way we think and act.
  • It’s God’s grace that helps us when we don’t do that.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
  • The Holy Spirit helps to change the way we think to be more like Jesus.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who changes us? The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 33 - Session 3

This Week in SojournKids: A Transformed Mind (Romans 12:1-18; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Philippians 1:3-7)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Romans 12:1-18; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Philippians 1:3-7)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Paul and the Church)
  • What are the main story beats? (Paul explains the marks of a true Christian; Paul describes the fellowship we have with Christ; Paul explains that God brings all things to completion.)
  • What’s the main point? (God wants us to show friendship and love to one another.)

CONNECT it to the family.

God gives us a transformed mind through Christ. We have fellowship with Christ meaning we have a relationship with Christ like you have a relationship with Mom and Dad and your siblings. Even when things go badly God gives us grace.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word and we thank you for the work of Paul. We thank you for giving us a transformed and renewed mind. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (A Transformed Mind)

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • God wants us to show friendship and love to one another.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Do you love others the way God loves you?
  • What can you do to love like that?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has called us to show the same love to others that he showed us.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad have been given a renewed mind through Christ.
  • We are called to love others the way God loves us.
  • It’s God’s grace that helps us when we don’t do that.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
  • They are called to show friendship and love one another.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who changes us? The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 33 - Session 2

This Week in SojournKids: Children of God (Romans 8:12-39)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  (Romans 8:12-39)

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the main characters? (Paul and the Church)
  • What are the main story beats? (We have been adopted as heirs with Christ; the Holy Spirit is preparing us for future glory; God is always for us.)
  • What’s the main point? (When we trust in Jesus, God gives us the Holy Spirit and makes us His children.)

 

CONNECT it to the family.

Just like you are our son/daughter. We are all children of God if we trust in Jesus. God loved us enough to send his son to die on a cross for our sin. As your Mom and Dad we are called to love you in a manner similar to God. Sometimes we fall short and we make mistakes, but God gives us grace.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word. We thank you for the message and the work of Paul. We pray that we can be reminded that we are your children and that you give us the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. ( Children of God )

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • When we trust in Jesus, God gives us the Holy Spirit and makes us His children.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Do you consider yourself a child of God?
  • What do you think would make you a child of God?

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has given us his Holy Spirit and makes us his children.

RELATE to them.

  • God gives Mom and Dad his Holy Spirit and are called his children.
  • God loves all his creation.
  • God is always for us.

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
  • They are children of God if they trust in Jesus.

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Who changes us? The Holy Spirit changes us to be like Jesus for God’s glory.

Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 33 - Session 1

This Week in SojournKids: Paul’s Letters to Church Leaders (1 Timothy 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Titus 2:11-14)

Josh RobertsComment

Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the story together.  ( 1 Timothy 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Titus 2:11-14 )

ASK some questions about the story.

  • Who were the characters? (Paul, Timothy, and Titus.)
  • What are the main story beats? (Paul charges Timothy and Titus to treat their gifting serious; to preach the word; and to be watchful of false teachings and sinful behavior.)
  • What’s the main point? (Paul encouraged church leaders to teach God’s word.)

CONNECT it to the family.

Paul was warning Timothy, Titus, and the church of the seriousness of scripture. We are called to treat God’s word very seriously. Mom and Dad are called to do the same with you and your siblings. Sometimes we fall short, we get busy, and we don’t read scripture with you every day. Thankfully, God gives us grace even when we fall short.

PRAY together.

God, we thank you for your word and we thank you for the work of Paul. We pray that we can be reminded of Paul’s influence and his emphasis on scripture. Amen.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what story we’ve been studying this week. (Paul’s Letters to Church Leaders )

  • See what they remember from the story – details, main points, any take away they have, etc.

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Paul encouraged church leaders to teach God’s word.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

  • Do you treat scripture seriously?
  • What can you do to make sure you that you treat scripture seriously?

 

ENCOURAGE them about the truth of God’s promise.

  • God has called us to treat scripture with the utmost respect.

RELATE to them.

  • Mom and Dad are called to involve scripture in the daily lives of our family.
  • You can hold us accountable and remind us.

 

PRAY for them before they go to sleep.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

ENCOURAGE them to trust God’s promise today.

  • At school as they’re working, playing, talking with friends, etc.
  • Encourage them to hide God’s word in their heart.

 

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why does God want us to obey Him? Obedience is our response to God's love for us.

Memory Verse: I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 31 - Session 5